1) Very specific sensitivities.
Short list: avocado (but not all fruits), chocolate (but not all types), milk (but not from all animals), table salt and white sugar, petroleum smell, meat from animals in heat, fresh coriander, some white flesh fish and tuna (yet I like the raw versions), fake mint aroma or fake fragrances, and doughs/bread with a lot of bad things in them, like the crap they use for the many popular pizza brands (they make me feel very sluggish, even if the product tastes good, the after-feeling is not good)
Certain avocado fruits, not all, but especially if over-ripen and not really well washed. It comes down most probably to what they've been "sprayed" with. My stomach doesn't seem to appreciate the fruit as we have it nowdays too much either though, so I just stay clear from it.
Chocolate, especially if old. But I don't have any reaction at all to cocoa nibs or powder, or to normal, organic milk, or to cane sugar or cocoa butter. It's simply cheap, old chocolate that i don't tolerate well (I get small red itchy "pimple" like thingies on my body, stomach area and legs, possibly hands too). Basically I can tell which ones have been deposited in not so good conditions, it probably comes down to a more sensitive liver.
Milk from certain breeds of cows that seem to trigger a worse acne reaction than others, although it might not be that necessarily. I don't know if it comes down to casein sensitivity and levels (since here they mainly have Holsteins), or to the hormones/feed/antibiotics I KNOW they give to the animals. It's absolutely impossible for me to eat any Cheddars/yoghurts etc made from the cows here unless i want a face full of blemishes for approximately 2-3 days.
Table salt and white sugar. I really try to avoid those. I mean salt is needed, but i try to limit my intake.
Petroleum smell. I absolutely hate the car and exhaust gas smell, that remains in the interior of the car and is worsened by those fake "air refreshers". Doesn't this make most people sick? The smell in a small confined place. Is that what dogs suffer from, that you see them with their head outside the window? I wish I could do that lol. I kinda learned to suck it up since cars are necessities, but it's a big issue where they use low/bad quality oil and don't have air filters. AKA everywhere in the developing countries. I've had smell-driven car sickness since little, combined with some motion sickness maybe. I just go into a state where I don't drink and I don't eat even for like 2 days. I learned to adapt to that, but it happened multiple times with class trips when i was younger.
The next 2 ones are shared by quite a large number of people i heard (that heavily dislike them):
Meat from animals in heat, such as from pig, cows etc. Can't eat it, i taste them (and sometimes smell) from a mile. They are not allowed to sell meat from reproducing pigs, but they still do of course, they put them in all the sausages, pre-cooked burgers, and others. Or maybe is it because of the chemicals they are fed too? I just had a nasty surprise today with fresh meat, was only able to tell it was form a boar (breeding male pig) after i cooked it.
Fake mint aroma. I could chew the real mint leaves all day, but I find it bad tasting if cooked or if they come as aroma added in bars/chocolate, or minty alcoholic drinks, and in fact I really dislike the fake smell as well (minty air refreshers... a big no no if in a small space and that's all I can smell). Basically, as someone here stated, I find many artificial fragrances really bad and "invasive".
Coffee, black tea have pretty fast effects on me. If I drink a cup of coffee at 7, I'm not going to sleep till 3 unless I am really tired. I will only drink either of those with a "special" occasion. I don't drink, but I can resist quite a bit when I do. But it depends.
I don't really know otherwise. People notice about me I have "healthier" eating habits, but I'm not sure honestly, i eat what i feel my body needs and avoid what I sense as... well, disgusting. This does include a wide variety of processed products and meats. I can easily tell the difference between sugar fed or sugar added honeys and natural ones, rich bioactive yoghurts or drinks vs "fake" microbial culture ones, sun-ripen apples vs greenhouse ones (or other fruits... that lack that tasty sour-sweet tone), "empty" mushrooms, bad-water added wines or heavy on sulphites and many others, such as water quality in onions and garlic and the subsequent sweet or bitter taste they end up with. But that is because I've had the real things, unaltered, so I can compare. Humans keep worsening the taste and qualities/pH of water as well, and that in turn affects the quality of everything (vegetable, fruits more immediately noticeable, but affects the quality of alcoholic drinks and fermentation too, pretty greatly).
This risks becoming a world devoid of a whole dimensions of tastes and smells. And unfortunately, I feel like as I grow up I will get pronounced sensitivities to more foods. And in turn my kids will have even more if this goes on. And so on. The world we're living in.
Certain awful types of bread or doughs make me really sluggish and sleepy, and I can get skin rashes. It's a reason I gave up ordering pizza. Otherwise, I have absolutely no issue with gluten or normal breads. It's the shitty thing they deliberately poison people with that they sell and for some reason people buy. I know someone who became gluten intolerant after eating those cheap breads in excess for a year. A friggin year, at 20 years old. Is that normal? Oh surely it must be!
2) Nothing special. I like making smoothies from time to time and drinking herbal teas though, and I don't mean weird chinese, indian etc blends or fruit infusions. Not that the chinese etc don't have good things, they do, but if you think they export their quality stuff in our supermarkets... maybe one can find some that are better I guess in their speciality shops, I am not sure. However, I mean stuff like camomille, linden, hypericum... and a couple others if i get my hands on them :D People should promote what can grow naturally in their regions. Instead, many lack any knowledge of plants. Even some who go vegan, they only know what mass-media is kind enough to tell them, and live pretty much on an imported soy diet and complementary vitamin powders. Going back to tea, not gonna do it daily though, only when I feel like it. I absolutely have to eat fruits and something sweet (honey) though on a daily basis. And I can't imagine what life would be without sea fruits or oily fish regularly. And... european walnuts (in hulls, the green-yellowish ones are the best). Autumn only though, for the rest of the year we get the ripe ones.
3) Not sure. I like and admire many ideas, but I'm probably not familiar with all superheroes. Nonetheless, I used to like Nightcrawler the teenager version, and power-wise, Psylocke. I did read comics a bit, but mangas more. And books, much more. I appreciate strong characters who remain true to themselves despite difficulties and retain their faith or aspirations. Karl May's books that I read when younger (the Winnetou triology and some others) and Tuareg by A V Figueroa are 2 things that come to mind. The third, an adventure books series featuring a very inventive group of young people (friends) investigating autochthon "mythical" or "legend" places in initially scientific ways and discovering there's more to it than the eye can see.
4) Different ages, different results...
updated by @kate: 11/03/18 06:30:56PM